The former BENSTAC built by Connell's in Glasgow for Ben Line in 1968 and sold on in 1982.
Sadly on April 17th 1985 she foundered on a voyage from Buenos Aires to Lobito.
Interestingly the same style of lettering as applied as a Ben Line vessel seems to have been carried on in her new name.
Christmas 1969, L_R: ?, Ken Malgarin (AB), Stan Webster (AB), Jim Grainger (Cadet),? (2nd Lecky), Willie McKay (AB), ? (!st RO), and 2n RO in foreground. Memory is failing me so I stand corrected on any mistakes.
Photo taken at St. Johns, New Brunswick during January 1977.
Davie Drummond (Bosun) and John McKinnon from Harris (AB) are on deck. Can't remember who it is coming off the mast house.
It was certainly a pleasure to get out of the place and start heading East.
Spent 14 months on this ship, most of the time with a chipping hammer in hand, Great runs ashore err!!! if you miss out the Gulf bit in the middle. Most of the crew stayed on this ship for long periods, Davy Drummond (Bosun) made sure we were always busy to keep her smart
1/1968 Completed by Chas. Connell & Co. (Shipbuilders) Ltd., Glasgow (Yard No. 512) for the Ben Line Steamers of Leith.
532 x 70 x 33'
1982 Sold to Greek interests and renamed "JOHN P".
17/4/1985 Sank after engineroom explosion while on passage from Buenos...